Today is my one-week anniversary of living in Melbourne!

Many people have no idea what I have been up to and it will probably be pretty hard to put it all into words, but I’ll try my best to describe my current situation!

So health-wise, I am sick. I have a runny nose, a sore throat, and body shivers all over. I’m currently hunched over my laptop crossed-legged on a rolly chair wearing a set of teddy-bear pyjamas that I borrowed from my aunty. Layered on top is a thick cotton white and blue bathrobe that I also borrowed from aunty (she is too sweet!). I’ve only been sick for a couple of days now, so luckily I spent the other days checking out the city.

I tried making honey lemon tea, but I couldn’t find honey so I made lemon tea with a bit of natural sugar (whatever I could find in the kitchen!)

During the past six days, I visited large metropolitan malls, sipped on cups of cappuccinos in trendy cafΓ©s, visited family friend’s businesses (bakeries and retail stores), met dozens of great people, and even made a trip to the hospital.

I realized I don’t have that tourist instinct where all I want to do is take pictures. Even when I do take pictures, I neglect the camera I bought (whoops) and just use my Windows 8 phone (Lumia 710) that I borrowed from Brian. However, a blog ain’t a blog without some decent pictures so here are some shots I found on my camera:

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It’s Disneyland! Nah, just a cool looking church in Melbourne.
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Inside Federation Square (Fed Square)
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Leaping through Hosier Lane, one of the many alleyways in Melbourne that displays wicked street art!
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Some statues around Fed Square… this one looked quite funny.
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Another one! This time they are playing leap frog.
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Melbourne has an obsession with this cute characters… You can find them all over transit vehicles and are good warnings to not jump in front of a train.
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Pretty sure I captured this shot during rush hour. Look at that crowd crossing the road!

Here are some shots from the Lumia 710:

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Fed Square during the night
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Pseudo Eiffle Tower (overlooking the South Yarra River … I think?)
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Another shot of night time in Melbourne

To summarize, Melbourne is a HUGE city and I still have not visited most of the tourist attractions. Luckily I’m here for another four months so I will be able to check out everything this city has to offer (or as much as I can!).

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